Upper Lachlan Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Upper Lachlan Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,139 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Upper Lachlan Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Upper Lachlan Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Upper Lachlan Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Upper Lachlan Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,13940.52.11,11240.72.3+28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services461.61.0301.11.1+15
Wholesale Trade481.73.6471.74.0+2
Retail Trade1625.710.31736.310.1-11
Accommodation and Food Services1585.67.01515.57.1+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing622.25.0802.95.1-18
Information Media and Telecommunications271.02.3271.02.4+0
Financial and Insurance Services60.25.1200.75.1-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services70.21.6120.41.8-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services933.39.1953.58.3-2
Administrative and Support Services491.83.3501.83.5+0
Public Administration and Safety1505.36.01294.75.9+21
Education and Training1806.48.51876.88.5-7
Health Care and Social Assistance2468.712.42328.512.1+14
Arts and Recreation Services120.41.6170.61.7-4
Other Services1314.73.91073.93.9+24
Total industries2,815100.0100.02,734100.0100.0+82

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Upper Lachlan Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,139 people or 40.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (246 people or 8.7%)
  • Construction (190 people or 6.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,575 people in total or 56.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.4% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Upper Lachlan Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (40.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (5.7% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Upper Lachlan Shire increased by increased by 82 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+28 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+28 local workers)
  • Other Services (+24 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+21 local workers)

Upper Lachlan Shire

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